Norwalk Fire Station
City of Norwalk
Norwalk, Iowa

Challenge: Assist this growing community in moving their long-range plan to replace their aging, inadequate fire station.

SVPA Solution: SVPA provided programming services to plan for the fire department’s current and future needs. The City then determined their fire department priorities and available tax dollars, commissioning SVPA to design a fire station addition to the existing police station. The addition includes offices, vehicle bays, locker rooms, kitchen and training facilities. It also acts as a disaster refuge with hardened spaces and “command center” technology for disaster management and service coordination. The building shell includes future living quarters for full-time staff, which will be finished as city funds become available.

The site is designed to not only significantly reduce the quantity of storm water runoff but to also increase the quality of the water. The use of compost absorption zones and bioswales using native plants slows water runoff from the parking lot and filters the water as it enters the ground.   

Completion Date: December 2006

Project Delivery: Design Bid Build

Project Team:

  • Steven Gray, AIA
  • Bob Ormsby, AIA, LEED AP
  • Bishop Engineering
  • Durrant
  • DDVI, Inc.

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